Proposed Amendments to the County's Land Use Bylaw - Bylaw No. 1184/13

Lacombe County Council has given first reading to Bylaw No. 1184/13 the purpose of which are to amend the uses, definitions, general regulations and policies in the County's Land Use Bylaw.

A public hearing has been arranged for Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at the Lacombe County Administration Office. Please see the attachment below for the Notice of Public Hearing and the Bylaw.

pdf Notice of Public Hearing
pdf Bylaw No. 1184/13 

Town of Blackfalds/Lacombe County Intermunicipal Development Plan

On September 12, 2013, Lacombe County adopted the updated Town of Blackfalds/Lacombe County Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) which promotes a cooperative approach to managing future growth and development.  The IDP will serve as a tool for coordinating future land uses and development between the two municipalities. It will also establish a framework for the two municipalities to work together to address issues of mutual concern. The Intermunicipal Development Plan will help guide decisions on how private and public lands are used and developed.

pdf Town of Blackfalds/Lacombe County Intermunicipal Development Plan

Proposed Redesignation - South Aspelund Industrial Park

Lacombe County Council gave third reading to Bylaw 1179/13 on June 27, 2013 which proposes to redesignate approximately 52.69 hectares (130.2 acres) on Pt. NW 21-39-27-W4M, just west of the Town of Blackfalds and adjacent to McLevin's Industrial Park from Agricultural "A" to Business Industrial "I-BI" District. The proposed redesignation is to accomodate a 15 lot business industrial development.

pdf Concept Plan
pdf Stormwater Management
icon Ph 1 ESA.pdf (9.67 MB)

icon RD4372 - Final Geotechnical Report.pdf (3.37 MB)
icon TIA March 2013.pdf (3.42 MB)
icon Wetland Assessment Feb 7 2013.pdf (6.56 MB)
icon Openhouse Summary 20120724.pdf (8.52 MB)
icon Signed Clearance Application Archaeology.pdf (87.58 kB)

Bylaw No. 1178/13 Offsite Levy Bylaw

Lacombe County Council has given second and third reading to Bylaw No. 1178/13 the purpose of which is to recoup the cost of providing municipal water and wastewater servicing in the Aspelund Area Development Node for all lands, labeled A to J below, that are subject to subdivision or development at a rate of $80,000 per hectare. Please see below for the Bylaw.

pdf Bylaw No. 1178/13

Bylaw No. 1156/12 Prohibit Below Grade Development within the Birch Bay Subdivision

Lacombe County Council has given third and final reading and therefore adopted Bylaw No. 1156/12.  The bylaw has amended the County’s Land Use Bylaw to prohibit below grade development, including basement development but excluding footings, pilings and crawl spaces within the Birch Bay Subdivision.  Basement development within Birch Bay is subject to issues resulting from a high water table. Please see below for the Bylaw.

pdf Bylaw No. 1156/12
pdf Birch Bay Subdivision Map

Bylaw No. 1168/12 - Proposed Amendments to the County's Municipal Development Plan

Lacombe County Council has given first reading to Bylaw No. 1168/12 which proposes to require agricultural operations to be established on the property for a minimum of three years and be operating at 50% of the proposed capacity prior to the subdivision application being considered. This change was made in order to ensure agricultural operations are established and continue to operate after the subdivision is finalized. Following the public hearing on January 10, 3013, Council directed that consideration of Bylaw No. 1168/12 be postponed to a future meeting.

pdf Bylaw No. 1168/12

Bylaw No. 1164/12 - Town of Bentley/Lacombe County Intermunicipal Development Plan Map Amendment

Lacombe County Council gave  second and third reading, and passed Bylaw No. 1164/12, the purpose of which is to amend Map 2 - Future Land Use Concept within the Town of Bentley/Lacombe County IDP. The need to amend the map was a result of the relocation of the road that will connect Highway 12 with the realigned Highway 12 and its impact on the future land use patterns, notably the expansion of the Bentley Cemetery.

pdf Bylaw No. 1164/12
pdf Map

Bylaw 1165/12 - Disposal of Municipal Reserve in Birch Bay

Lacombe County Council gave second and third reading, and passed Bylaw No. 1165/12, the purpose of which is to dispose a portion of Municipal Reserve located between Lot 1 and Lot 29 Block 6 Plan 856MC in the Birch Bay Subdivision on the north west side of Gull Lake. The portion of Municipal Reserve that will be initially disposed will be reinstated in the middle of Lot 29 as part of the subdivision process to adjust the boundaries of the lots. As a result of the subdivision process the remainder of Lot 29 will be consolidated with Lot 1 and Lot 28 to make these lots larger.

icon BYLAW 1165-12 (979.13 kB)

Bylaw No. 1163/12 - QEll North of Lacombe Area Structure Plan

Council gave 2nd and 3rd Reading to Bylaw No. 1163/12 on April 11, 2013 to adopt the QEll North of Lacombe ASP. The ASP was developed based on direction from Council, input received from the community including those made at the Public Hearing, comments received from various government agencies, an analysis of the plan area, and policies in the County's planning documents. The plan identifies lands north of the City of Lacombe and west of the QEll Highway for recreational, residential and commercial development and some lands adjacent to Highway 604 and west of the QEll Highway for recreational and commercial development. A copy of the adopted ASP is attached below.

pdf QEll North of Lacombe Area Structure Plan

Bylaw No. 1162/12 - Proposed Amendment to Part 3 - Development Application of the County's Land Use

Lacombe County Council gave second and  third reading to Bylaw No. 1162/12, the purpose of which is to amend Part 3 in the County's Land Use Bylaw to require confirmation from the Energy Resources Conservation Board on the absence or presence of abandoned wells as part of the development permit application process. The reason for the amendment is to accommodate a change to the Subdivision and Development Regulation (Alberta Regulation 160/2012) which obliges municipalities to request confirmation from applicants regarding the location of abandoned wells from the Energy Resources Conservation Board for lands subject to a subdivision or devellopment application. The Bylaw is attached.

icon Bylaw 1162-12 (14.5 kB)

Bylaw No. 1160/12 - Kasha Farm Supplies Ltd. - SW 3-39-3-W5M

Council gave second and third reading and passed Bylaw No. 1160/12 on October 11, 2012, which amends the Lacombe County Land Use Bylaw No. 1056/07 to rezone approximately 6.029 hectares (14.9 acres) on Pt. SW 3-39-3-W5M, approximately 0.5 km north of the Highway 11/Highway 766 intersection.  Bylaw No. 1160/12 changes the zoning from Agricultural 'A' District to Highway Commercial 'C-HC' District to allow for a single parcel subdivision that will be occupied by the existing business (known as Kasha Farm Supplies Ltd.).

Bylaw No. 1159/12 - Total Energy Services (TES) Investments Ltd. - SW 28-39-27-W4M

Council gave third and final reading to Bylaw No. 1159/12 on October 11, 2012 to rezone approximately 58.87 hectares (145.48 acres) on Pt. SW 28-39-27-W4M, just west of the Town of Blackfalds and adjacent to Aspelund Industrial Park. The property is currently zoned Agricultural 'A' District and the Bylaw proposes to rezone it to Business Industrial 'I-BI' District to accommodate the development of eighteen(18) industrial lots in two (2) phases. The Concept Plan and supporting studies and documentation are attached.

pdf TES Final Concept Plan
pdf Site Development Guidelines
pdf TES Stormwater Management Report
pdf TES Wildlife Assessment
pdf TES Final Geotechnical Report
pdf TES Wetland Assessment

Bylaw No. 1143/11 - The Slopes, Sylvan Lake - SE 17-39-1-W5M

Lacombe County Council has given third and final reading to Bylaw No. 1143/11 the purpose of which is to amend the zoning on SE 17-39-1-W5M from Agriculture "A" to Conservation Cluster "R-RCC" District and Higher Density Lakeshore Residential "R-HDLR". Belterra Land Company has received subdivision approval to develop approximately 19.63 hectares (48.51 acres) on SE 17-39-1-W5M, just north of the Summer Village of Birchcliff. The development will comprise of a 49-lot clustered style residential development, to be known as The Slopes.

Please see below for more information.
pdf Bylaw No. 1143/11
pdf Concept Plan Draft Circulation Copy - April 15, 2011

Proposed Amendments to the County's Land Use Bylaw No. 1152/12

Lacombe County Council has given first reading to Bylaw No. 1152/12 the purpose of which is to amend the definitions, general regulations and policies in the County's Land Use Bylaw. The amendments are being proposed to provide greater clarity to the Land Use Bylaw and address any issues which have arisen since the adoption of the document in 2007. A public hearing was held at the Lacombe County Administration Office on Thursday, May 10, 2012.

pdf Bylaw No. 1152/12

Highland Park - E 1/2 of Pt. NE 1/4 Sec. 17 Twp. 39 Rge 1 W5M

Lacombe County Council gave third reading to Bylaw 1111/10 to redesignate approximately 27.45 hectares (67.83 acres) on Lot 2 Block 1 Plan 062 0435, Pt. NE 17-39-1-W5M from Agricultural 'A' to Residential Lake Area 'R-RLA' District. The zoning change has been requested to allow for the development of a 49-clustered style residential development which consists of interconnected pedestrian trail network and day use amenities such as an outdoor gym and playground.

A copy of the concept plan and supporting technical documents are attached below:

pdf Highland Park Concept Plan - March 2012
pdf Biophysical Assessment (May 25, 2009)
pdf Geotechnical Report (May 25, 2009)
pdf Groundwater Availability Study (May 25, 2009)
pdf Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment (May 25, 2009)
pdf Traffic Impact Assessment (May 25, 2009)

Long Range Planning Program 2012 - 2014

County Council has adopted a revised three-year work program for 2012 - 2014. There have been a few changes to the work plan to reflect the changing priorities in the County. Most notably, the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan for the whole County has been added for 2012 due to some of the ongoing discussion around recreation and the increased interest in initiating this plan. It was originally scheduled for development in 2013. The Town of Blackfalds/Lacombe County IDP has also been added to the Program for 2013. This is as a result of the changes to the Town's boundaries and the need to update the plan as it was originally developed in 2003. A copy of the work plan is attached below.

pdf 2012 - 2014 Long Range Planning Program 

Sylvan Lake Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Plan

Lacombe County adopted the Sylvan Lake Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Plan on March 8, 2012.  The plan has been developed in response to the increasing demand for recreational amenities and public access to the lake on the lands around Sylvan Lake. The policies outlined in the plan supports and augments the policies for amenity provision, trail development and reserve management outlined in the Sylvan Lake Area Structure Plan.

pdf Sylvan Lake Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan 

Council Adopts the Highway 2 West Area Structure Plan

Council gave second and third reading to Bylaw 1167/11 on January 26, 2012 to adopt the Highway 2 West Area Structure Plan (ASP).

The plan identifies lands west ot Highway 2 for light industrial commercial development in a phased approach as development opportunities will be limited to specific development nodes identified in the plan. The ASP outlines the policy in terms of the continued use of the lands for agricultural and other related opportunities; the requirements for development in terms of site design, landscaping and signage; the provision of servicing; and required road infrastructure.

Please see below for the Highway 2 West ASP.

 pdf Highway 2 West Area Structure Plan